Originally Posted by squealpiggy
Apparently there are more people in the United States who claim to be Irish than there are Irish people in Ireland.
I do think it is actually the case that there are more people of Irish descent in the US than there are people in Ireland at this point. The emigration level and overall population decline was massive. Ireland only has about 4.5 million people today. There's twice that many in the 23 wards of old Tokyo alone.